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Global Backpackers Central

9b Shields Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stayed in this hostel and first day we complained about the air con. And everyday after for a week! Nothing got done! Rooms very dirty. DO NOT STAY HERE!!! The only good thing that came from it was meeting new people and the location

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Booked a shared 8 bed dorm and despite the clean linen everything else was disgusting. The rooms are cleaned by guests for free accommodation so they don't give a crap! This results in dirty rooms with enough hair on the floor to make a wig for Tina Turner! In addition of the above the air con unit appeared to be... More

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Malaga, Spain
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I do not usually post comments of places unless they really impress me positively or negatively. Unfortunately, "Global Backpackers Cental" was a disaster! We arrived to Cairns and found this place right in the middle of the city. I can't deny that it has a great location. After talking to the receptionist, we were informed of a "pay 3, stay... More

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Berlin, Germany
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The price is allright. It's a big hostel, lots of people. Staff couldn't really handle it so it wasnt the tidiest place but still ok. otherwise, service was bad. not unfriendly, the staff is just the laziest i've seen so far. then on top some of my stuff got stolen - by the staff... location is good.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
38 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I've stayed in a lot of places in Cairns and this is definitely my favourite. Location couldn't be more perfect it's so close to everything! The whole place is usually pretty clean and everyone is really friendly and social. The room I stayed in had a normal bed instead of a bunk bed which was nice and a skylight which... More

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Mission Beach, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

This is by far the worst hostel I have ever stayed in. in 4 days ive moved rooms 3 times due to broken air con. the worst nights sleep I have ever had, the heat was unbearable and the pillows were ridiculously hollow. Most of the staff were rude and unhelpful. Reception is in a separate building to the rooms... More

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Wollongong, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Stayed two nights at a private there...rooms and everything was as expected for a hostel, bit noisy, but good location...but, the guy at the reception..first of all, he managed to mess up the booking, and he kept trying to explain to me who's fault it was, because it definitely wasn't his..I ended up asking him if he still had rooms... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

I first stayed in this hostel for one night when passing through cairns and it met my needs when I all wanted was to head out into cairns after a late arrival for a few drinks and catch the greyhound the next morning. Following this I decided to stay here again when back in cairns for four nights. Big mistake!... More

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Merimbula, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I stayed here on three different occasions purely because the location is awesome. the staff are friendly, especially the tour guide desk. Rooms are okay. Pretty standard hostel rooms so you can't expect 5 star accommodation but they do the job, the sheets are clean and beds are comfy. only annoying thing is if you want plates & cutlery you... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Got to the room and the beds were in pieces so had to build the beds and ask for linen. the pillows were a joke too but its a back packer place i guess and besides that, compared to most i get the feeling this one is pretty high end. the facilities were clean and there was even a rooftop... More

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Address: 9b Shields Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
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Ranked #55 of 82 Specialty lodging in Cairns
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